Portland Police and Portland Firefighters responded to SE 29th Ave. and Salmon St. on the report that a man set himself on fire inside a vehicle. This incident occurred on Saturday March 7, 2015, at 1:28 p.m.,
Officers, medical personnel and firefighters arrived and located the injured adult male. Firefighters put the fire out and medical personnel immediately began treating the man for burns. He was transported to a Portland hospital with critical injuries.
Officers learned that the man was involved in a domestic dispute just prior to setting himself on fire in an apparent attempt to commit suicide.
Arson Investigators are leading this investigation.
Help is available for community members struggling from a mental health crisis and/or suicidal thoughts. Suicide is preventable.
The Multnomah County Mental Health Call Center is available 24 hours a day at (503) 988-4888.
If you or someone you know needs help with suicidal thoughts or is otherwise in an immediate mental health crisis, please visit Cascadia or call (503) 963-2575. Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare has an urgent walk-in clinic, open from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., 7 days a week. Payment is not necessary.
Lines for Life is also available 24 hours a day at (800) 273-TALK (8255).
Information about the Portland Police Bureau’s Behavioral Health Unit (BHU) and additional resources can be found by visiting http://portlandoregon.gov/police/bhu